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Victoria Martens killed on day she was to celebrate her 10th bday

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by noZme, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    warning ~ horrific details


    Child drugged, sexually assaulted, stabbed, dismembered by her mother, mom's boyfriend and his female cousin.

    35-year-old Michelle Martens and her boyfriend, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales confessed to police Wednesday that they injected Martens' 10-year-old daughter with methamphetamines "to make her calm down so they could do what they wanted with the little girl."

    Police said the young girl was sexually assaulted by Gonzales and his cousin, 31-year-old Jessica Kelley. After the assault police said the girl was either stabbed and strangled to death.

    “What happened to this little girl is… Horrific. It’s one of the worst things I’ve read in my entire life,” Albuquerque police spokesman Tanner Tixier said.


    Laura Bobbs says the little girl just turned 10 years old. The woman was planning to celebrate her birthday with her after school.“She turned 10 yesterday ... we planned to take the 10-year-old to get her nails done.
    Bobb’s recalled their phone call Tuesday night: “She says ‘Auntie?’ and I said ‘Yeah?’ She said ‘I’m turning 10 so don’t buy me no toys.’”

    Police did say the offender is in custody and there was not a threat to the public. APD says they are bringing charges against Fabian Gonzales, Michelle Martens and Jessica Kelley in connection to the murdered 10-year-old. Martens is the 10-year-old’s mother and Gonzales is Marten’s boyfriend; Kelley is Gonzales’ cousin.
    All three of the suspects have criminal histories.

  2. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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  3. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Oh Dear God. This child was failed from every direction.

    the suspects in the girl’s death are no strangers to the law. Jessica Kelley does have a long rap sheet, but so does Gonzales.
    Both Kelley and Gonzales have violent histories with multiple charges of battery against a household member. Gonzales has four battery charges on his record, two resulting in great bodily harm. He was also charged with an open count of child abuse in 2014 and abandonment of a child that same year.

    Jessica Kelley’s record is somewhat similar. She also has four battery charges on her sheet, plus one pending domestic abuse charge she’s supposed to appear in court for on August 29th. Those charges were filed back in 2011.

    Kelley pleaded no contest to assaulting a peace officer in 2007 and to DWI in 2011. She was found guilty for another DWI in 2010. Kelley also has two shoplifting and one drug trafficking charge.

    According to New Mexico Courts, Kelley and another woman were previously charged with raping a woman. Those charges were dismissed, but Kelley was convicted of being there, which is a sex crime. A judge gave her three years and she served them all after violating her probation.

    According to Kelley’s Facebook page, she was released just ten days ago. That’s when she moved in with her cousin and his girlfriend, and tragically, Victoria.

    so much more in text & videos
  5. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Jus' sayin'.
    fran, walkie-talkie, charlie and 3 others like this.
  6. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Meth to calm her down???!!
    GarAndMo49, noZme, Lily and 2 others like this.
  7. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    That's the small stuff.
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  8. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

  9. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    ‘The most gruesome act of evil I have ever seen’



    on Thursday, court records detailed even more of the unimaginable.

    Officers arrived at the Northwest Albuquerque apartment near Golf Course and Irving around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and found a cloud of smoke wafting from the bathroom.


    Left: Michelle Martens, 35, Victoria’s mother. Center: Fabian Gonzales, 31, the mother’s boyfriend. Right: Jessica Kelley, 31, Gonzales’ cousin. (MDC)

    Young Victoria Martens’ dismembered body was burning in the bathtub, half-wrapped in a blanket. Parts of her body were found in a plastic bag in a laundry hamper, and the floor of her bedroom was stained with blood.

    Three people, including the girl’s mother, are accused in the killing.
  10. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Albuquerque mourns tragic death of 10-year-old Victoria Martens


    Third suspect in Victoria Martens’ death jailed

    Jessica Kelley, 31, was released from UNM Hospital Friday and has been booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center. Kelley, along with Michelle Martens and Fabian Gonzales are accused in the rape, death and dismemberment of 10-year-old Victoria Martens – the horrifying crime that has left Albuquerque shaken.
    Kelley was in the hospital since Wednesday morning. Police say she jumped off an apartment balcony as officers showed up to the grisly murder scene. On Friday, police had to put her in a wheelchair to get her from the police car to into the jail. She is charged with kidnapping, child abuse resulting in death/great bodily harm, tampering with evidence, two counts of conspiracy, criminal sexual penetration of a minor under 15, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She is jailed on a no-bond hold.
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    What kind of monsters are among us?
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  12. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    I am speechless what monsters
    noZme, fran, walkie-talkie and 2 others like this.
  13. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    The minions of satan.
    noZme, Uno2Much, fran and 3 others like this.
  14. Lily

    Lily Bronze Member

    Whoever allowed that child to stay with THESE people needs to be charged with neglect to the most severe extent of the law. And I am SERIOUS.

    No way was CPS unaware of these people. No way they didn't know the records of these people. Victoria should never have been in that house. The end.

    No words. I can't even bring myself to read the full reports.

    This case SHOULD be a banner for changes to the way CPS deals with families. SMFH.

    As for these ... monsters (too good a word for em) Death penalty for the lot, please.
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  15. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    NM is currently debating whether or not to reinstate the death penalty. This case should weigh heavily for the pros. Unfortunately, people whose crimes occurred when the DP is not in effect, would not be eligible, right?

    People are evil enough without the drug-induced rage we are hearing so much about..... Of course, some bleeding heart will come along & say the 3 didn't mean to do such horrible things & their sad, dysfunctional early lives caused the drug abuse which caused Victoria's death - let's be understanding, a little counseling & all will be good ...... now can we all hold hands & sing Kumbaya?
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  16. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    Amen sistah!!!
  17. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Looking for volunteers?

    The photo of Victoria is disturbing to me - that much makeup (face, eyes, lips) on a 9 year-old. It was not applied like a kid playing dress-up.
  18. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member


    Victoria Martens was not known to have been a victim of previous violent abuse. But officials acknowledged Friday that the man accused of injecting her with methamphetamine before raping her was not being monitored by probation officers or tested for drugs as mandated by a judge last year.

    In that case, 31-year-old Fabian Gonzales was arrested for beating another woman in a car with a baby inside it while the woman was driving and ended up pleading no contest to two misdemeanor crimes that kept him out of jail. Corrections department officials said Friday they never got the judge's order for him to be supervised by probation officers.

    New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Secretary Monique Jacobson said Friday that state records showed no prior cases involving violence or sexual abuse against Victoria. The agency has joined police in the investigation into the death. Jacobson said she was prohibited by law from disclosing whether the agency had received any other complaints related to Victoria, described by neighbors from her blue-collar apartment complex as a seemingly happy and sociable girl who loved to swim and dance.
  19. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    I'm just saying that with that kind of logic.....that's some kind of messed up.
  20. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

    Ewwwww,...and looking at them......Ewwwww! Yep, that's some kind of messed up!

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